Spring Cleaning: M.I.A. gets a Makeover this March!

We’ve cleaned out our closets and shaken out our sheets, meaning more space for more bodies!

Okay, that may sound a little morbid, but what we’re trying to say is that the M.I.A. Art & Literary Series has been a such a huge success since its launch into the Honolulu Art Scene in October of 2009 that we need more room! So we are moving to the spacious Fresh Cafe where the stage is large, the space is wide, the food is gourmet, and the bar is open for business.  This venue, if you’ve never been, hosts great events like Art & Flea, Fresh Market, Girl Fest Hawaii, First Thursday Hawaii Slam, IYFI, and more!

Outside of the Fresh Cafe

So what’s different about M.I.A. these days, besides Fresh Cafe?

DATE: Instead of the second Wednesday of every month, we are now on the THIRD THURSDAY of every month (making the next event March 17th, on St. Patty’s Day)

TIME: We will be starting at 7:45 pm, but get to Fresh Cafe a little early so you can snag a seat, a drink, and a delish sandwich.

AGE: That’s right! You no longer have to be 21+ to see the amazing performers at M.I.A. events. The show is all ages which opens up tons of doors for both audience and performers. We welcome you, no matter how young or old you look–but bring your ID so that we can stamp you appropriately at the door.

SUGGESTED DONATIONS: M.I.A. will always be free. However, as we grow, we need more funds to advertise for our events as well as work towards bringing in people from areas outside of Honolulu. Donations go to PR, advertising, honorariums, and so on. So our policy is PAY WHAT YOU CAN. If this means throwing us a couple bucks every now and then, cool. If you can give more than that, no one is going to stop you either. So be generous if you can, but no pressure. If every guest paid $1, M.I.A.  would be thrilled. So thrill us please. We dare you.

With all these great changes, what’s the same?

Fabulous Performances, great drinks, and a damn good time!

Dawn Sueoka is a stellar poet and avid M.I.A. attendee. We are so happy that she will grace the stage with with her verse! Check out her style here.

This month we have  Janine Oshiro (her book, Pier is coming out by Alice James Books) who will read her stunning poetry. Get a preview of her work here, and read a great interview here!

When she isn’t working, studying, teaching, sleeping, or killing vampires, you can find Rachel Wolf writing fantastic fiction. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Rachel read new work!

Your hosts for the night will be In Yo Face Improv, bringing the funny to the stage.

We hope you’ll all make it to our new location on March 17th at 7:45 PM at the Fresh Cafe.


The M.I.A. Art & Literary Series


Author: MIA Honolulu

We are a Honolulu-based literary series featuring local, national, and international writers and artists every third Thursday in Chinatown.

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